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Delicious Grilled Tri-Tip with Avocado Relish

This Delicious Grilled Tri-Tip is coated in a coffee-spice rub and topped with a sweet-savory-crunchy-smooth Avocado Relish that everyone will love!

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Marinating Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 4


  • 2 lb Tri-tip Steak
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil

Spice Rub

  • tsp Clove Ground
  • tsp Cinnamon Ground
  • tsp Black Pepper Ground
  • ¼ tsp Sumac
  • ¼ tsp Thyme Dry
  • ½ tsp Coriander Ground
  • ½ tsp Fennel Seed Ground
  • 2 tsp Ground Espresso or Coffee of Choice
  • tsp Salt

Avocado Relish

  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 1 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • ½ tsp White Wine Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Sundried Tomatoes Chopped
  • 1 tbsp Parsley Chopped
  • 1 tbsp Basil Chopped
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • tsp Black Pepper Ground
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • ¼ cup Almonds Roasted, Chopped
  • 1 California Avocado Rough Chopped


  1. Combine all the Spice Blend ingredients together in a bowl, mix to a uniform blend comes together.
  2. Coat the steak fully with the blend, refrigerate covered for a minimum of 1 hour, this can be done a day in advance, store refrigerated in an airtight container.
  3. Heat a grill pan or grill to medium high heat. If using a grill pan also heat an oven to 350℉.
  4. Combine all ingredients for the relish, except the avocado, together in a bowl until incorporated.
  5. This can be done a few hours in advance as well, even a day or two ahead, if you leave out the fresh herbs, and store airtight in the refrigerator. Pull out an hour ahead of use if you make this ahead.
  6. Add the avocado just before you’re ready to serve.
  7. Rub the oil on the steak just before cooking.
  8. Place the steak on the grill or pan, cook for 30 seconds, then turn 45 degrees, cook another 30 seconds. Flip the steak and repeat cooking this side the same as the other. If you’re using a pan, move it to the oven and cook until desired doneness.
  9. If using a grill, turn the heat down to medium, medium low, cover the grill and cook to desired temperature.
  10. When steak is done, allow to rest for 5 minutes before slicing.
  11. Slice and plate steak, topping with the finished relish, serve and enjoy!

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